At a joint press conference Friday members from both sides of the aisle came together to denounce what they described as a cascade of leaks about national security issues to the press. Ranging from details about the special operations raid that killed Bin Laden to the Stuxnet Virus used to slow Iranian progress on a nuclear bomb the leaks seem to just keep coming. Some republican lawmakers are suggesting the leaks have been made to make the administration look tough on national security issues, a traditional weakness of democrats in the eyes of voters. So far the white house has been able to resist calls for an independent investigator to be appointed but it remains to be seen how much longer they will be able to do this as pressure grows. Right now it is just republicans like Sen. John McCain who have raised the idea of the independent prosecutor but democratic Sen. Diane Feinstein did say that she would not rule the possibility out. This is a serious issue for the Obama team for two reasons. First, it’s not just republicans saying this but also democrats who have used some fairly tough language in denouncing the leaks. Second, if an independent prosecutor would be assigned it would be a disaster for the Obama administration, any veteran of the Bush or Clinton white house staffs would tell you that no administration wants an outsider going through their dirty laundry. P.S. Look at that picture above from their press conference, those are some serious scowls on their faces, they are really mad.